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Alexander John Ellis

Alexander John Ellis, FRS was an English mathematician, philologist and early phonetician, who also influenced the field of musicology. He changed his name from his father's name Sharpe to his mother's maiden name Ellis in 1825, as a condition of receiving significant financial support from a relative on his mother's side. He is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London... Read More

Born14 June 1814
Hoxton, Middlesex , England
Died28 October 1890 (aged 76)
Kensington, London, England
Occupationmathematician and philologist
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